SH 6/ US 79 Hearne Relief Route Study
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SH 6/ US 79 Hearne Relief Route Study

The Texas Department of Transportation, Bryan District, is conducting a feasibility study on potential locations for a relief route to alleviate congestion and enhance safety around the City of Hearne in Robertson County, Texas.

At present, major roadways such as United States (US) highway 79, US 190 and State Highway (SH) 6 currently go through Hearne, as well as the Union Pacific Railroad. The proposed relief route corridor would provide an alternative route with connections to those major roadways. A potential relief route would require acquisition of new right of way.

SH 6 is part of the Texas Highway Freight Network, the Texas Highway Trunk System, and is a Hurricane Evacuation Route.


The purpose of the relief route is to reduce congestion in Hearne by reducing the amount of through traffic and improving mobility by allowing regional traffic, especially freight, to connect to the surrounding roadways—US 79, US 190, SH 6, FM 485, and FM 391. The study will evaluate viable corridors for a relief route to accommodate current and future traffic demand, including evaluation of safety along the corridor by incorporating modern roadway design standards.

Get involved

Public participation is encouraged throughout the design process and this website will be updated as opportunities are available. Public input is a highly valued and an important part of creating improvements to address transportation needs. TxDOT is committed to working closely with the community to ensure that interested citizens can comment, voice concerns, and ask questions. Please contact the project team with any questions or comments by using the contact information found in the “Contact Us” box to the right.